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ABOUT US
WHO WE ARE
• Student teams solve open-ended
Challenges and present their solutions
at tournaments
• Teams learn important life skills like
time management, collaboration,
conflict resolution, and creative and
critical thinking
OUR IMPACT
WHO WE ARE
• 125,00 participants annually
• 1.5 million alumni
• 38,000 volunteers worldwide
• 48 States & 30 countries
WHO
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Up to 7 members can be on a team
Students from kindergarten through university level participate
Each team needs an adult Team Manager
Team Managers help students stay on track but do not directly
help the team develop their solution to the DI Challenge
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Team Managers are often faculty members or parents
WHAT
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
There are seven new Challenges to choose from each year
Each of the Challenges is developed by a team of educators
The areas of focus include: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts,
Improvisational, Structural and Service Learning
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There is also a non-competitive Early Learning Challenge
WHEN
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Each season takes place from
September through May
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Depending on the Challenge,
teams typically spend 2 to 4
months developing and
practicing their Challenge
solutions
WHERE
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The team’s solutions are assessed at regional, state or
country tournaments
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Most schools run DI as an after school program; some
school districts incorporate the program into their
electives curriculum
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Every year, local volunteers help run 200+
tournaments around the world
WHY
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Teams in our program learn higher order thinking and
improve in creative thinking, critical thinking and
collaborative problem solving
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Our participants experience the creative process,
develop new friendships and learn to work together
HOW
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• Teams choose one of seven Challenges
• After weeks spent creating and developing their
solutions, they go to a tournament
• Top-scoring teams advance, and the top tier goes to
our Global Finals tournament—the world’s largest
celebration of creativity
• 15,000+ attend Global Finals
A: TECHNICAL
TEAM CHALLENGES
Your vehicles are cranked and ready to tell their story.
Will you push it, play it safe, or take the big risk? Just
make sure you get In the Zone!
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Present a team-created story about the dangers faced by
vehicles, told from the point of view of one or more
vehicles
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Design and build small vehicles that are able to reliably
and accurately travel specific distances
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Use at least three different power sources for the vehicles
B: SCIENCE
TEAM CHALLENGES
Art can begin with a flick of the wrist, but can it ride on
the wind? If you take on this Challenge, you will imagine
a character so light and airy that it could slip, slide and
sail away!
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Explore how the science of wind energy can be used to
make kinetic art move
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Design and create kinetic art that moves during the
Presentation
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Create and present an original story that features an
invisible visitor
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Integrate wind energy research into the story
C: FINE ARTS
TEAM CHALLENGES
With the right camouflage, you can become anyone
or anything. Superheroes and chameleons change
themselves every day! Who will you be when you
take the mask away?
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Present a team-created story about a character that
uses a disguise
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Use only non-verbal theatrical techniques to present
the story
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Design and construct at least two masks that
enhance the story
D: IMPROVISATIONAL
TEAM CHALLENGES
The world has undergone a dramatic change overnight!
OK team, grab some T-shirts and markers and see if you
can make sense of this Change in RealiTee!
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Create a 5-minute improvisational skit about life after a
dramatic change and how the characters adapt to this
change
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Learn about different communication techniques and
integrate one into the skit
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Use only white t-shirts, washable markers and team
members to create all costumes, sets and props
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Create a slogan from three randomly selected nouns
E: STRUCTURAL
TEAM CHALLENGES
Let’s do the twist! It goes like this: Build a structure that
can survive a serious hit while holding weight. That’s
what we’re torqueing about!
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Build a structure made entirely of materials the team
chooses from a list
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Test the structure by placing weights on it, and by subjecting
it to torque-inducing impacts
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Produce a prop or costume made only of all the materials
used in the structure
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Tell a story that has an unexpected twist or surprising
change
SERVICE LEARNING
TEAM CHALLENGES
LIGHTS: Find a community need.
CAMERA: Solve the problem the best way you can!
ACTION: Then unveil your documentary film to a
captivated audience.
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Use collaborative problem solving tools to identify and select
at least one real community need
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Design and carry out a project to address the real
community need
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Create a movie that documents the project
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Evaluate the project and prepare a thorough project review
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Prepare for a live press conference
EARLY LEARNING
TEAM CHALLENGES
The colors of the rainbow are everywhere you look. In this
Challenge, it is time to celebrate them all on ROY G BIV’s
birthday. Pick your favorite color and join the party!
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Learn about the seven colors of the rainbow: red, orange,
yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet
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Create a play about Roy G. Biv’s birthday party
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Dress Roy G. Biv in all the colors of the rainbow, and dress
the guests in their favorite colors
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Have each guest bring a gift that is made mostly of the color
they are wearing
AT THE TOURNAMENT
APPRAISING
• At the tournament, teams will solve two types of Challenges:
Team Challenges and Instant Challenges
• Teams will perform their Challenge solutions to a group of
Appraisers.
• Appraisers are local volunteers who have been trained to assess
the Challenges
• Instant Challenges require teams to engage in quick, creative
and critical thinking
AT THE TOURNAMENT
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INSTANT CHALLENGES
At a tournament, a team will receive an Instant
Challenge and the materials with which to solve it
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The team members must think on their feet to
produce a solution in a period of just five to eight
minutes.
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Instant Challenges are performance-based, taskbased, or a combination of the two.
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Instant Challenges are kept confidential until the day
of the tournament.
FLYING FEATHER
INSTANT CHALLENGE
Challenge: Build the tallest possible structure, place a feather on the top and then blow the
feather off to land as far away as possible.
Time: You have 5 minutes to use your teamwork, creativity and innovation skills to build the
structure with the materials provided. You will then have one chance to blow the feather as
far as you can.
The Scene: You have been asked to build a new prop for the sequel to The Muppets. The
structure must be as tall as possible so that the feather can fly a long distance. (Note: the
structure must be free-standing on the table top) After the 5 minute build-time, the height of
the structure will be measured. You will then place the feather on the top of the structure and
with one large puff of air, see how far the feather will fly.
Materials: aluminum foil, 2 paper clips, 4 straws, 3 sheets paper, 4 pipe cleaners, 1 label, feather
START A TEAM TODAY
PRICING
We offer four packages depending on the number of teams that you plan to start.
1. One Team / $135* / About $19 per student with a team of seven)
2. Five Teams / $390* / About $11 per student with five teams of seven)
3. 30+ Teams / $2,340* / $78 for each additional team
About $11 per student with 30 teams of seven)
To be classified as an Institutional Customer, the customer must be a centralized school system (e.g., school district) or a recognized local
chapter of a community organization that serves children, such as Boy Scout Troops and Girl Scout Troops or 4-H clubs.
4. Early Learners Team / Rising Stars! Team Pack / $55*
(noncompetitive, ages 4-7 / About $5.50 per student with a team of 10
*There are additional fees for Affiliate administration, Affiliate tournaments and Challenge budgets.

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